SNK and Dotemu Announce Metal Slug Tactics

Take the fight to Morden’s forces like never before in Metal Slug Tactics


As part of the Summer Game Fest, Dotemu and SNK have announced the development of Metal Slug Tactics, an upcoming SRPG set in the hugely popular run ‘n gun shooter’s universe.

Created in partnership with French indie developer Leikir Studio, the game allows you to control Marco, Fio, Tarma, and Eri of the Peregrine Falcon Squad like never before. The game incorporates signature weapons from the franchise as players engage in tactical skirmishes against a stable of familiar foes. It combines roguelike elements, skill trees, perks, and a mechanic called the adrenaline system to deliver a new, more methodical Metal Slug while maintaining the rich 2D visuals that fans of the series crave.

You can watch the Metal Slug Tactics announcement trailer below:

Here’s a rundown of the game’s story courtesy of the publisher:

“Donald Morden is back! After a long time being hidden in a country opposed to the World Government, he patiently staged a coup d’etat and is finally ready to take revenge upon the World with the army he gathered throughout the years.

The Peregrine Falcons will have to do everything in their power to make it through the enemy lines and take down Morden before we get further into the war!”

Metal Slug isn’t the only series from the Neo Geo’s history that Dotemu is currently working on. The Paris-based publisher is currently working on Windjammers 2 for the Switch, PC, and Google Stadia and plans to release the game later this year.

At the time of this writing, the game has only been confirmed for Steam.

As a big fan of the Metal Slug series, I can’t say this is a game I expected to be writing about today. But you better believe my heavy machine gun is ready. Are you looking forward to some strategic sluggery? We love to hear what you think. Sound off in the comments and let us know.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Chorus (XSX), Battlefield 2042 (XSX), Xeno Crisis (Neo Geo)

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